BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - First-time claims for unemployment insurance in Louisiana for the week ending June 9 increased from the previous week's total.
The state labor department figures released Friday show the initial claims increased to 4,272 from the previous week's total of 4,177. The figure was below what it was for the comparable week a year earlier, when there were 4,445 initial claims.
The four-week moving average, which is a less volatile measure of claims, increased to 4,070 from the previous week's total of 3,851.
Continued unemployment claims claimed for the week ending June 9 totaled 33,841, an increase from 32,533 for the previous week. The four-week moving average for such claims increased to 32,573 from 32,035.